How to Play Cash Games
- Determine a threshold of loss for yourself, and if you cross it stop playing immediately.
- Set aside a certain amount of playing time and be careful not to go over your self-imposed limit.
- Don’t play when you’re tired, upset or under the influence of any substance, licit or illicit.
- Spend a few minutes observing the table at which you are going to play. This will give you precious clues about your opponents.
If you lose during your session
- Don’t play at a limit higher than your own. You’re more likely to lose everything than to recover your losses.
- Never make a loss against someone into a personal issue. Trying to beat a specific player is the quickest way to lose your hard earned bankroll.
- Don’t play more hands just to catch up. Staying with your usual selection will help you in the long run.
When you turn off the computer
- Think about the instances where you negotiated a certain hand badly and try to understand how you could have done better. Go back through each street of the hand and pick out areas where you could have made a better play.
- Check to see what your percentage of important wins was. If you are often below 65%, rethink your game
- Be objective with yourself, neither too easy nor too hard. Was it just an unlucky evening or did you play poorly throughout ?